Allan's Guest House
Travel Blogs from Stirling
October 12, 2012
Louise, Aaron and I did a day trip to Stirling, a 45-minute train ride to the north of Glasgow. We arrived at the Stirling Station at about 11am, and began the 15 minute walk up the very steep "Castle Hill", through the town of Stirling.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the ...
... his house. The back of Kirrel's yard is actually part of Stirling's old city wall! Kirrel loves animals, and has taken some classes to become a marine biologist. He hasn't finished his school yet (trouble with a couple classes) but his goal is to get a job working with animals. Kirrel loves boating, fishing, hiking, surfing. . . pretty much anything outdoors. He has worked at a zoo and has great pictures of animals. He has great pictures ...
... here too :)
So after that we headed back to Edinburgh making just one more stop along the way to view the Forth Rail Bridge and Road Bridge. Our driver was even nice enough to make a drop off by Princes St., which was much closer to my hostel. After stopping to buy some fruit and stopping at the ATM I headed back to my hostel. I had my dinner and got ready for bed. It's off on the next part of my tour now, with Rabbie's, and off into the ...
... fascinating to me the giftings these men had to be able to create such beautiful art. Their imaginations must have been huge.
Sheila drove us around the new University campus, very posh and yet sympathetic with the surrounding trees. She also drove us past the Wine Shop her son and daughter in law own in Bridge of Allan. Another quaint little suburb surrounded by lush, dark greenery. She also drove us past the school where they first taught together.
Then back to ...
... told me we were related to Robert the Bruce so it was only natural I would want to go and see where cousin Bob lived. (It was the tourist information receptionist who found the Robert Bruce Hotel for us, coincidence you say, I call it fate!!!) The castle was incredible but I was really disappointed the palace was closed for refurbishment so I will have to come back next year to see ...
Other places to stay in Stirling
Spittal Street, Stirling | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Friendly staff
- Hogmanay in Stirling highly recommended
Springkerse Business Park, Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $79
8-10 King St., Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $116
4 Melville Terrace, Stirling | 3 star hotelfrom $108